I've had this twice when my allergies got especially bad. The first time was about
seven years ago conservative treatment didn't work and I did develop reactive airway disease (asthma following a cold). That time it was treated with antihistamines and prescript
ion cough syrup, then an albuterol inhaler and finally Advair, which finally cleared it up after nearly a year.
I started in again with it this summer, and went to my doctor last month. She gave me some cough medicine so I could sleep, and started me on Singulair in addition to my Zyrtec. It seems to be getting better, and now I only have to take the cough medicine if I am outside a lot that day.
I'm also a former smoker, who quit about four years before the first episode. The allergist said it could also have been affected by some residual damage to my lungs from smoking.
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Post Edited (Judilyn) : 9/1/2008 9:17:16 AM (GMT-6)
Posted 9/2/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -7)
You should call your Doctor. I know it's hard to find a good doctor and how reluctant we can be to going, but sometimes they can surprise you with being nice. and Yes adults can get asthma, I've had asthma all my life...
Hope this helps..
Keep us posted after you've seen the doctor...
Hope your feeling better soon, lots of soft hugz
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Posted 9/3/2008 3:24 AM (GMT -7)
This happens to my son. He has coughing asthma meaning that he rarely gets the shortness of breath associated with asthma but when his allergies act up, his coughing is worse in the evenings and if it gets bad enough then he gets the shortness of breath - then he has to use his inhaler. His coughing is usually not that noticable during the day. You should visit a doctor though.
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Posted 9/7/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)
Yes, adults can get asthma and I am living proof of this. The older I get (I am 41) the worse my allergies are getting, and last year I started having to use an inhaler as my simple allergies turned into asthma! I found that I also have a dry cough at night that I use sips of water to relieve. Not sure what it's from though.
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